Derive

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Powerful system for doing symbolic and numeric mathematics

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Those of us who feel more attracted by books may have enough with the Windows Calculator, but mathematics people definitely need something more. Here's where Derive 6 comes in handy by presenting you with a wide variety of mathematical tools ready to perform almost any kind of maths operation.

The program displays a blank interface where you insert numbers, expressions, symbols and everything you need to create your calculations. The data is entered through a command line and added in consecutive lines on the program's interface. Besides using your keyboard, you can also use the program's buttons to enter certain symbols which may be harder to find on your keyboard configuration. You can then let Derive solve the problem and also get it printed on paper for further study.

All the operators and commands are conveniently categorized into a menu which, together with a comprehensive help system, make the program very complete and easy to use – that is, if you have some basic maths knowledge. Otherwise, you may as well stick to the Windows Calculator!

Derive is a powerful system for doing symbolic and numeric mathematics on your personal computer. It processes algebraic variables, expressions, equations, functions, vectors, matrices and Boolean expressions like a scientific calculator processes numbers.

Problems in the fields of arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, linear algebra, and propositional calculus can be solved with the click of the mouse. Make plots of mathematical expressions in two and three dimensions using various coordinate systems. By its seamless integration of numeric, algebraic and graphic capabilities, Derive makes an excellent tool for learning, teaching and doing mathematics.

— User reviews — about Derive

  • mdeganich

    by mdeganich

    "The Best"

    Best program I ever used and need it for windows 8 .Wish It was available. Mike. More.

    reviewed on June 1, 2014

  • pepeto73

    by pepeto73

    "Excelent!!!"

    Amazing program. Specially the symbolic operations and resolutions. More.

    reviewed on August 4, 2013

  • awmol

    by awmol

    "A masterpiece!"

    Even by today's standards (2013) it is incredibly powerful, surprisingly "light" and practical to use!. More.

    reviewed on June 27, 2013

  • zubaroo

    by zubaroo

    "Obsolete"

    I still use it. Good program, easy learning curve, but no longer sold or supported. If you want CAS math software that ... More.

    reviewed on November 25, 2010

  • egigino

    by egigino

    "Internet"

    I want to buy Derive 6 how much it cost? I am a student with few money !!! I am italian and I do not speak wery well en... More.

    reviewed on September 19, 2010

  • EJM

    by EJM

    "Math Made Easy"

    Trying to figure out Math? Algebra, Trigonometry and various equations and calculus problems are a little easier with De... More.

    reviewed on January 26, 2006